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This book is narrated by Nicky Dillon, a 12 year old girl, who when walking in the woods by her home in New Hampshire with her father, one wintry afternoon, comes across a newborn baby who has been abandoned.

Days later there is a knock at their door, and a young woman is standing there…

Nicky and her father are battling their own demons as they try to come to terms with the sudden deaths of Nicky’s mother and sister two years earlier, and have cut themselves off from the world since the tragedy.  However, the discovery of the baby has unforseen consequences, which force them to face people again.

The only detrimental thing I would say about this book (and I guess I am nitpicking here), is that I found it a little bit hard to empathise with the characters, but that did not really detract from my enjoyment.  However, for a storyline with such potential for some real exploration of the characters, this does feel like something of a missed opportunity.

However, there is plenty to recommend the book – it’s a real page turner, and a quick read despite the subject matter.  It definitely made me want to seek out more books by this author.

(Author’s website can be found here.)

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